Post Up! Did you need camber plates / rear camber bolts? - Focus Fanatics
Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forums
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Brakes, Suspension & Chassis

Brakes, Suspension & Chassis The place to go for answers on brakes, suspension, camber, alignment and more.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2007, 09:34 AM   #1
DFv2
WWTPD?
 
DFv2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Fan#: 42684
Location: Upstate NY
What I Drive: 2008 Lightning Red STi

Posts: 1,735
FF Reputation: 31 DFv2 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
Question Post Up! Did you need camber plates / rear camber bolts?

I'm just curious as to what type of alignment issues everyone has had after they installed lowering springs. Im pretty sure the front camber is not adjustable without camber plates up front, or can they use bolts?

Post up! For example:

Springs: Tein S-tech

Alignment: degrees +/- (if known), hardware used to get it right (plates, bolts, etc).

I already had inside treadwear before I dropped my svt with s-techs, now, after taking off the lower control arms in the rear and other various adventures (new struts, links, etc), my alignment is WAY off. Its easily visible. Im wondering if Im going to need special hardware to get this thing right.


**ALSO, what degree of negative camber (with negligible toe) can you run without really seeing excessive tire wear?**


__________________
1287/3985
DFv2 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
Geezer
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 141 Geezer Excellent Standing MemberGeezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
We were having some rear inside edge tire wear. This stated with the camber at -1.9 degress and with rear toe in the .16 inch in arena. We reduced it to
-1.6 degress and .12 inch in toe setting and still had some wear but not as much or as fast. We are now at -1.3 degrees camber and .10 inch in on the toe. This appears to be working well as there are no visible signs of wear yet.....knocking on wood. Stock spec ranges are -2.3 to +0.3 degrees for rear chamber and 0.08 to .18 inches in for rear toe. Keeping that rear toe down is just as important as the rear camber spec for maximum tire life. And please note, lower camber and toe settings will have minimal impact on handling for street driving. Maximum handling performance can be increased by going with more camber and and toe out but with cost to tread wear. Excessive amounts of either is not needed for street driving.

To reduce the camber to the specs I indicated, we needed and installed rear camber bolts.
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Ford Focus Parts List! gthang MK2 Focus 13 01-26-2009 11:05 PM
Rear Camber Kit Install???? Focusedat50 Brakes, Suspension & Chassis 4 11-03-2008 03:01 PM
Rear Camber Adjustments??? Ford Freak 9603 Brakes, Suspension & Chassis 4 08-30-2004 11:43 PM
rear camber bolts whiteboyslo Archive 3 10-01-2003 06:29 PM
rear camber bolt install Q's whiteboyslo Brakes, Suspension & Chassis 0 09-25-2003 01:25 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.